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The Girl in the Lavender Glasses – Children’s play about being different

children's play about being different

THE GIRL IN THE LAVENDER GLASSES – CHILDREN’S PLAY ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT

Like any other little girl, Marion wanted to go to school, play with her friends and be a kid. For ten months these little things that sometimes go unappreciated, became completely off-limits to Marion when she was hospitalised due to a rare eye condition. Dr Williams had the child’s eyes bandaged completely for her time in the hospital and she had no existence beyond the doors of her hospital bed in this children’s play about being different.

One day, Marion’s parents and Marion herself were presented with a donation of night eye glasses to help her see in her everyday life. She would get back to her normal routine before the hospitalisation. Marion’s story then began again and ended where her new world took shape and in three acts, this drama shows that the ones amoungst us who are scorned for being different, are magic.

She was a friend, she was a daughter, she was a girl, and she was a hero.

Author: John Zurn

Type: Children’s play about being different

Genre: Children’s drama

Cast: 10F, 11M, 6-10N. Mains: 2 – M, 2 – F

Ages of the actors: Children to adult

Suitable for: Children up

Length: Thirty minutes

Set: Doctor’s Office, her school, a restaurant, library, the family home, the playground, a house. Scene changes can be simple, to indicate basic changes , like a chair and tables moving round.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – crowd control and scene changes

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Copyright © February 2019 John Zurn and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other plays for kids dealing with social issues and bullying.

In tents – one act play about bullying
Molly and the Magic Phone – musical play for children
The Christmas Ghosts – modern Scrooge play for kids

Unhappily Ever After – play for teens and older kids with medium cast

 

play for teens and older children

UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER – FANTASY PLAY FOR TEENS AND OLDER KIDS WITH A MEDIUM CAST

What would have happened if the villains had won? It is 5 years since the Evil Queen, Valborga succeeded in placing Snow White under the sleeping curse. Much has changed in the lands of Perrault and Grimmenvald. The Prince has vanished, unable to rescue Snow White. Valborga has been terrorising the villages and neighbouring kingdoms, taking with force what she believes to be hers by right, alongside her sister, the Sea Witch, Dorea. All hope seems lost. But now, something has changed. A small group of outlaws – the Band of the Red Apple – have come together to overthrow the Evil Queen, find the Prince and rescue Snow White with true loves kiss, restoring happy endings once more to the lands in this fantasy play for teens and older kids.

A family show, suitable for a cast size of 13 to 18 people, with twists and turns along the way.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Originally performed in Workington, Cumbria, UK, by a cast of 16, aged 10-18.

Author: Mille Hardy-Sims

Type: Two-act play

Genre: Fantasy play for teens and older kids

Cast: 7F, 11M but flexible casting for smaller parts such as guards.

Ages of the actors: Older kids up to adult. Originally performed by a youth theatre cast

Suitable for: Family show

Length: 1.5 hours

Set: The set should be a generic castle set with large stones and interchangeable set pieces.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – an adventure that builds on well known characters

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Copyright © November 2018 Millie Hardy-Sims and Off the Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other fantasy scripts for teens and older kids for you to enjoy:

Sir Lyonel and the legion of unlikely heroes – funny fantasy script
After Ever After – fairytale musical – what happens at the end of the the fairytale when the baddies are locked up?
Enchanted – two scouts lost in the forest come across a magical kingdom

The Pied Piper of Hawaii (Trouble in The Wild West) – children’s one act

children's one act

THE PIED PIPER OF HAWAII (TROUBLE IN THE WILD WEST) – CHILDREN’S ONE ACT PLAY

In Curly Creek in the American wild west, the Fluffy Rats and their boss, Reg the Rat Man, live in harmony with the townsfolk and keep the town clean and tidy for them. Suddenly the peace of the town is disrupted with the arrival of Rotter Rat and his gang of Bad Rats in this children’s one act. The Mayor of Curly Creek and the townsfolk decide that they need to find a way to get rid of the Bad Rats. Unfortunately, they can’t seem to find anyone who can do the job. Perhaps the mythical Pied Piper of Hawaii could be the man to rid Curly Creek of its troublesome Bad Rats…

Read about best selling children’s playwright Kate Goddard. Other plays for kids (Alien Research) by Kate.

Author: Kate Goddard

Genre: Funny large cast children’s play

Type: Children’s one act musical play

Cast: Twenty six, many of which can either be boys or girls. For smaller classes, some of the smaller parts can be doubled up.

Ages of the actors: Primary school, junior school

Suitable for: Children

Length: Thirty five to Forty minutes as a straight script, sixty minutes if songs are included

Set: The Town of Curly Creek, in the American Wild West

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – lots of funny lines with great characters for the children to play

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Copyright © August 2016 Kate Goddard and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other great children’s plays for your year end play or drama school:

Adventures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa
The Mystery of the Missing Meatball – script for younger kids
Brookland’s Blooming Cats – large cast musical play for primary school

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Puppet show – a short play for children

short play for children

PUPPET SHOW – SHORT PLAY FOR CHILDREN

In this short play for children, a child loses his or her new teddy bear and enlists their older sibling’s help to find it. There are three versions of the play – one with all girls, one with all boys and one with a mixed cast. The short play is ideal for junior or primary school for children aged 7-11 years of age. The play has been previously produced.

Read more about playwright Evan Guilford Blake. Other children’s plays by Evan.

Author: Evan Guilford-Blake

Genre: Children’s play

Type: Short one act play

Length: Five 5 minutes

Cast: Three – two younger and one older child. The script is available for either an all boy, all girl or mixed cast.

Ages of the actors: Ages 7-11

Suitable for: Children

Set: A bedroom shared by the twins. It has two beds, a desk, at least two chairs and a closet. The closet door may be suggested rather than actual.

Level of difficulty: 5/10 – a nice interactive children’s piece. The most difficult thing may be moving the set itself.

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Cost is $6 for this previously produced play

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Copyright © 2002 as an unpublished dramatic work by Guilford-Blake Corp

Like this play? Other children’s plays that we stock:

A fairly tall adventure – adventure play for kids
Adventures of Mojoe and Snowy in Lochloosa – kids play set in the alligator filled swamps of Florida
Aladdin – comedy script

 

Alice in Football Land – plays for children

ALICE IN FOOTBALL LAND – PLAYS FOR CHILDREN

 children's plays

This fast paced retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland is updated to modern times and set in a football stadium, where the Riverdale Rabbits are facing their rivals, the Duncan Dormice.

Alice, cheerleader for the Riverdale Rabbits, falls from the top of the pyramid and finds herself lost in the stadium desperately seeking Tod (the star quarterback) her ‘true love’. Along the way she encounters a strange group of characters; a coach who can’t control his players, a band leader whose band plays animals as musical instrument, the water boy who only serves water at his tea party, the referees who can’t decide what penalty to call, and the Cheshire Brand Hot Dog vendor who gives her cryptic and confusing clues. As Alice finds what she searches for, she realizes that she was chasing after the wrong things the whole time.

Alice in Football was performed at the Parkside Playhouse, Vicksburg, MS, June 24-26, 2010.

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Ursuline Academy, OH, USA – 2018
Ouachita Little Theater, AK, USA – 2018

Read more about playwright Richard Van Den Akker. Other children’s plays by Richard.

Author: Richard Van Den Akker

Genre: Plays for children, fairytale

Type: Three act play

Number of actors: Nineteen plus, Cast 19-29. 1M, 2F, the rest either M or F. Actors may play up to four different roles.

Ages of the actors: Older children and younger teens

Suitable for: Kids and younger teens

Set: The football field and sidelines

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 crowd control.

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Cost is $7.50 for this previously staged play

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Copyright June 2014 Richard  Van Den Akker and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Have a look at some other large cast children’s plays:

Adventures of Moe Joe and Snowy in Lochloosa – an alligator adventure
The poetry machine – play for children
The Wandering bard’s Tale – a fairytale in one act